Chicago: Where To Eat

In case you somehow missed my excessive instagramming (is that a word?), I spent last week in Chicago! Looks like I left you in good hands with Kelly…cupcake week?! I’m a little sad I missed out!

In these two travel posts you will get to meet my lovely sister Cassie. Since our parents are going fishing in Alaska and kinda-sorta-didn’t-really invite us, we decided to do our own trip! Neither one of us had been to Chicago, so decided it was a good place to start. (p.s. check out her fashion page @StyleByCassie #ShamlessPlug).

Since this is a food blog and all, let’s start with what we ate! Later on I’ll give recommendations of what to do. Everyone told us 2 things we had to eat in Chicago: deep dish pizza and hotdogs. So that’s what we started with (unless you count the pasta we ordered in to the hotel and devoured at 1am the first night after we landed, but we won’t get into that…) Continue reading

Portland: What To Eat (Part I)

We went on foodie adventure in Portland last week and here is all the places we ate! Please, don’t judge… We were on vacation after all! Calories don’t count 🙂 Amy is Kelly’s cousin who lives there and she was our gracious host and tour guide for the trip. If you’re curious about our non-food adventures, you can check out both Kelly and Stephanie’s instagrams or search #ldbakinginpdx. There will also be a What To Eat (Part II – Desserts and Drinks) and a What To Do post, but for now…food.


Our first breakfast in Portland, which also happened to be Kelly’s birthday, was spent at Besaw’s on 23rd in NW Portland. Since we were so tired from traveling and drinking our beer samplers at Deschutes the first day in Portland, we ended up going to bed before 10 and as a result, we woke up at 6am. We headed to Besaw’s about 8, first stopping for vanilla lattes at Barista. Besaws is super cute inside and smells amazing! Everything on the menu looked delicious and we all seemed indecisive on what to order. We eventually ordered the following: Steph got the avocado omelette, Amy tried the oatmeal pancakes, and Kelly ordered the farmer’s hash. Amy’s pancakes were made with oat flour, so they weren’t really “oatmeal” pancakes like we were expecting. The hash had full sized garlic cloves spread throughout that at first Kelly thought they were potatoes. It was truly amazing how much garlic was on the plate! If you are in NW Portland, this is definitely a place to check out!

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Avocado Omelette at Besaw’s

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